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to serve as baltimore county executive. sherrie johnson joins us live in the studio. >> reporter: good morning, one of the hottest races today, kaminetz returned to his old stomping grounds in pikesville waving to drivers. his opponent talked to people at a community meeting in woodlawn. bartonfelder says he's working on his 289-year record of -- 28-year record of accomplishment. >> my josh -- job is to keep the lid on taxes. we're going to face more cutbacks so make sure we're still delivering quality services in baltimore county. >> this is about positive leadership and mailing sure we take care of -- making sure we take care of peoples needs in the city and county. >> reporter: it's estimated 32% of eligible voters will turn out to the primary. the nice weather and hot races will draw voters to the polls today. ? in the studio, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> former governor bob ehrlich has an endorsement in his quest to be the state's highest office, governor of course. senator john mccain says he thinks ehrlich is "a fine guy." sarah palin endorsed ehrlich's opponent brian murphy
of that intersection where the teen was hit. >>> towson commons goes on the auction block today. i'm sherrie johnson, coming up, i'll tell you more about the sale. ♪ [ monkey cheeps ] [ male announcer ] a bath becomes even more pleasurable when you know that your water is being heated in an environmentally- conscious way while saving you hundreds of dollars on your water-heating energy bill. the geospring water heater from ge with advanced hybrid technology. heating the water in your home any other way is just going to seem primitive. [ monkey cheeps ] ♪ maryland residents can save up to $780 while funds last. >>> 5:44 on this tuesday morning. evidently, you know a lot about where red pump road meets route 24 in bell air. abc2 news reports on what has been coming out about this intersection since the death of a 14-year-old crosswalk. good morning, linda. >> some are questioning how safe it is there. on the day joey died, state police received a number of complaints that the pedestrian lights were not working. the state highway administration is now looking into those complaints. the memorial is
, sherrie johnson is live waiting for the bids. good morning. >> that's right. we are waiting for this to come in. that's going to happen later today. let me tell you something. nearly a whole city block here in towson on the auction block today and like i said, we will find out who it's going to belong to. the towson commons development just south of the circle will be auctioned off to the highest bidder today at 1:00 p.m. on the county courthouse steps. most retail spots in the commons are now vacant. this used to be the hot spot of towson. the county believes the best use of the space is a hotel or some type of mixed use development. the county set aside some money to help redevelop the commons. the county pledged to help if it agrees with the vision of the new owner. >> the county has no information at all on the auction, who is going to bid and what their plans were going to be. but we will be in a conversation with that winner no matter who they are. >> so once again, that auction starts at 1:00 p.m. on the county courthouse steps. reporting live in towson, sherrie joh
eyes, he sounds like basharti. >>> abc2 news sherrie johnson says crooks picked the wrong corner for crime, right, sherrie? >> they sure did. witnesses say it happened so fast. a soccer coach is being hailed a hero. a security officer fired at two men trying to rob a liquor store at northeast baltimore shopping center. it happened at the corner of loch raven boulevard and northern parkway. right across the street the soccer team was preparing for a big game. the coach of the team, also a baltimore city police officer went into action, tackling one of the robbery suspects. >> we were getting ready for our game, we heard the first gunshot, we didn't know what it was. we were like "it's no big deal." there were three more. we didn't know how serious it was. >> got the kids up to the school and secured the area. >> reporter: now the suspects ran away from the scene. one suspect was caught and arrested and police are still searching for the second suspect. in the studio, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> former baltimore raven shannon sharp's in a little bit of trouble here. the great t
: i'm sherrie johnson with a look at the wet roads and traffic for the morning commute. >>> wild weather on our doorstep. it's going to get worse. good morning maryland, i'm jamie costello. >> i'm megan pringle. really the weather is the big story today. looks like we better brace ourselves, it'll be here a while. >> here's justin berk. >> let's run down the details here. it's you know, seven months ago, we had ourselves blizzards to deal with, now we have the remains of a tropical storm that will stay with us for the entirity of today and perhaps into the early part of tomorrow. we're looking at a wind advisory, the remains of nicole which are no longer an official tropical storm. it's broken up into a few pieces. every piece is thrown at central maryland. wind advisory with gusts of 45 miles an hour today. there could be a possibility of tornados with a watch extended to 1:00 p.m. for most of central maryland off towards the eastern shore and our states to the north and into the carolinas. rainfall could top 2 to 5 inches. flooding, almost a guarantee across the area. we have h
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. i'm sherrie johnson, coming up, i'll show you how you can get some answers. >>> 5:47 right now. we hear stories of police officers doing amazing acts of bravery every single day. the cop you're about to meet says he was just doing his job. however, the family of the 4-year-old girl he saved says he's a life-saver. abc2 news linda sow joins us in the studio with details. >> reporter: the family says if it weren't for the cop, their daughter wouldn't be here today. 4-year-old brooke bayne stopped breathing. turns out brooke had pneumonia and croup. brooke's dad called 911 and it happened that corporal luke ringler was a minute away from the home. as the father of two young kids himself, it was tough to put his emotions aside, but he did what he was trained to do. >> i'm glad he was there. i owe him a lot. >> life is fragile. you have to love them while you have them. >> the corporal says everyone should take time to learn cpr. meanwhile, brooke is recovering at a hospital in baltimore and could be released as early as today. >>> it is 5:48. evidently bedbugs can travel, they can craw
system, an issue many don't know how to deal with. abc 2 news sherrie johnson is here to give you five tips to prevent bullying. >> reporter: students across the state head back to the classroom. as they settle into the school environment, some will face bullies, bullying is a problem that affects lots of kids, 3/4 of all kids say they have been bullied or teased. many schools have taken steps to train staff as a way to prevent bullying. encourage your child to walk with confidence. people are less likely to be picked on if they walk and sit with calm awareness and confidence. second, stand up for yourself. encourage your child to have a clear but firm voice to tell the person to stop. the child needs to be able to set clear boundaries to avoit a threatening situation. third, protect your feelings from name calling, teach your kids to man throwing the words into a trash can instead in their hearts or heads. make bullying against the rules. make sure your child's school has a clear written violence and harassment prevention program that everyone agrees to uphold. pay attention when chil
of the hottest races, the democratic primary for baltimore county executive. i'm sherrie johnson. more on what the candidates have to say. >>> thank you for joining us this morning. today will determine who is going to be baltimore's next prosecutor. it's been a nasty race. the debates over things like race and crime, experience. today it comes to a close. abc2 news libbed -- linda so joins us. she's live in the city. >> reporter: both candidates are not going down without a fight. this is one fierce battle like you said. bernstein and jessamy signs line the street in front of cross country elementary school. both candidates are working overtime today to make a final push as voters head to the polls. greg bernstein will be out here later this morning as voters head to the polls. jessamy will do the same. she will be meeting and greeting voters throughout the stay. city -- the city. jessamy is fighting to hold on to her 15 years as baltimore's top prosecutor. on monday she was endorsed by a group of baptist ministers. bernstein had an endorsement from billy murphy, an attorney and well known j
close attention to hurricane earl. i'm sherrie johnson, what you can expect at the shore. now the healing power of touch introdinpriseom maks .l. c vansy receptors. itelps block pain signals for deep penetrating relief you can feel precisely where you need it most.?oq only from the makers of tylenol. >> 5:46. >> this is really bad. those of you watching on country club drive in glen burnie know that police are out there working on trying to find a masked man who attacked an 83- year-old woman in the middle of the night. abc 2 news linda so with the story. >> reporter: police hope someone saw something that will help track down the suspect. police are planning to boost their presence in the area to try to get more information. right now the only -- they only have a vague description, a guy in his early 20s, he wore a dark colored scarf on his face monday morning. he broke into the home and sexually assaulted her before running away. neighbors hope police make an arrest soon. >> you have to be hard up, you know, to do something like that. you hear about it. you get concerned. >>
. not a great week to do that. abc2 news sherrie johnson's here with a couple that decided to go to north carolina. >> thousands of visitors from across the coast had been told the storm is too close and they have to leave. one road was a slow-moving mess yesterday. they're now on the road back to canada. bill isler and his family were forced to leave their vacation last night. >> they kicked us out of the house this morning. >> there have been times when people sworn it's not going to touch us and within three hours it's on top of us. fema is shipping 300,000 meals to north carolina and massachusetts. >> stay with abc2 news for complete live team coverage as earl moves up the east coast. we'll have live reports setting up. join us at 4:00 this afternoon. we'll be on live for a special one-hour special tracking hurricane earl. we'll be live from ocean city at abc2 news at 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00. we'll be on the air at 4:00 in the morning. live team coverage will continue throughout the day. >> as always, you can get the very latest on hurricane earl on our website, abc2news.com. we have up
's that time again. i'm sherrie johnson. coming up, hear what ray lewis has to say about the upcoming games. >>> it is 5:15. we cannot wait for monday night. all of you who feel the ravens have been snubbed by the national media are should be happy that many experts are picking the team to make it to the super bowl. then yesterday, ray lewis in his pregame speech against rex and the jets. abc 2 news sherrie johnson live on this purple friday. good morning, sherrie. >> reporter: good morning, jamie. are you ready for some football? many fans certainly are all across the area fans are geared up. this morning at 7:30 right here at miss shirley's, this is the kickoff for the purple friday caravan. you can join the caravan all around the baltimore area, specific, and you can enter to win autographed ravens prizes. the ravens will give away autographed items at each location. all of the festivities are leading up to the jets at the meadowlands. they have team leader ray lewis fired up yesterday afternoon. >> we're talking about the jets like we're talking about the saints. that's the defending s
at one baltimore county school. i'm sherrie johnson, coming up find out what's being done about that problem. what's that? oh, see, this is the back to school list. the cost always makes mom freak. mommy. mom. hey, mom. good times. mom, the back to school list is here. looks expensive. graphing calculator, flash drive, pencils, p-- that was easy. good times. [ male announcer ] get back to school and back to savings on everything on your list at staples. that was easy. xxxxxxxç ÑaxañnñcÑrx]xwxexaxexw? they're discovering the first self-injectable ra medicine you take just once a month. it's simponi™, and taken with methotrexate, it helps relieve the pain, stiffness, and swelling of ra with one dose a month. to see if you qualify for a full year of cost support. including tuberculosis. serious and sometimes fatal events can occur, such as infections, cancer in children and adults, i before starting simponi™, your doctor should test you for tb anas your risk ofnfecons, including fungal infections and hepatitis b. ask your doctor if you've are common.ñó gertais such afeve
to a 46. sherrie johnson live to tell us about a growing problem. >> reporter: yes, jamie, it's a growing problem. we're at the school, hampton elementary school in lutherville, where there is a big push to add an addition on the school building and get the students out of these trailers and prevent overcrowding. the school opened last week with 500 students, but the building is designed for 300 students. there are eight trailers, four on each side. every fourth and fifth grader at the school will be in a trailer this year, and parents say they thought construction on an addition was supposed to have started already. officials say a countywide referendum is needed for funding for the addition to be approved. >> there's stress on the facility itself. bathrooms, cafeteria, the gymnasium. >> reporter: coming up at 6:30, find out about what parents have to say about the overcrowding and the building. reporting live in lutherville, sherrie johnson, abc 2 news. >>> in the old days, megan and the orioles score three quick runs and win their fourth straight, beating the yankees 6- 2. brad ferguso
for his plans to set the koran on fire. abc2 news, sherrie johnson joins us with reaction from local leaders. >> good morning, megan. the pastor of a small church in florida says he doesn't plan on stopping what he is doing. earlier this week, general david patraeus who leads u.s. troops in afghanistan said the koran burning would put troops in more danger. the head of a local islamic group says terri jones' plan shows a misunderstanding of his religion and a disrespect for all religions. he worries that people in muslim countries might see images and assume most americans agree with what terri jones plans to do. >> it really doesn't matter whether he does the burning on saturday or not. what matters is, his message, what he stands for, and all of the people around him that support him. >> now in addition to saturday being the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, friday is the last day of ramadon. one of the holiest days of the muslim calendar. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >> the story is getting a lot of reaction on our website. if you want to weigh in, log on to abc2news.com or go t
just in case. sherrie johnson is going to be told in a couple hours we'll be on our toes for 72 hours. >> reporter: good morning. that's right. 8:00 this morning, baltimore city mayor will hold a news conference at the transportation management center here. she's going to talk about severe weather and emergency preparedness. meanwhile in ocean city, people down there are keeping a close eye on hurricane earl. overnight we've learned that hurricane earl has weakened to category 3, and for people headed to the shore this labor day weekend you're advised to stay out of the water. waves could reach 15 feet on friday, lifeguards made hundreds of rescues over the weekend because of rip currents from hurricane danielle. they were at it this week. it's only going to get worse. vacationers and merchants hope the storm will miss the area. >> we're monitoring the situation very closely. we have a heightened awareness, and should it be necessary we'll take protective actions for the city as a whole. >> we'll adjust the swimming regulations as accordingly, we'll maybe limit people going into the w
on erdman avenue. sherrie johnson with what police are looking for this morning. >> reporter: good morning. witnesses saw the body flip several times before hitting the ground. the victim, 25-year-old gerard grant leaves behind two young daughters. friends and family stopped by the scene of the hit-and-run yesterday. police say there is significant damage to the driver's side of the black mercedes. officers say it was not road rage. neighbors say they tried to perform cpr but grant later died at the hospital. >> i just want to say to whomever the person is that did this i need to you come forward. there's a dad that is gone, a close friend of mine that is gone. and he will be missed dearly. >> reporter: police say the black mercedes has significant damage on the driver's side. the mirror is missing. anyone with information is asked to call the accident investigation unit at 410-396-2609. in the studio, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> another motorcyclist is dead and police believe alcohol may have been a factor in this crash. it happened at the intersections of solley and nabs creek roads
videotaped the cop is making headlines. >> and airline merger is shaking up the industry. i'm sherrie johnson. what does it mean for you? how was school today? [ girls ] good. ♪ ♪ thank you! ♪ phew! [ ernie ] we make our cookies the way only keebler elves can: with a little something extra. so every bite can be uncommonly good. [ monkey cheeps ] [ male announcer ] a bath becomes even more pleasurable when you know that your water is being heated in an environmentally- conscious way while saving you hundreds of dollars on your water-heating energy bill. the geospring water heater from ge with advanced hybrid technology. heating the water in your home any other way is just going to seem primitive. [ monkey cheeps ] ♪ maryland residents can save up to $780 while funds last. old gibbs canning company. today these factories are full of dot com businesses. and now my job is helping maryland create new economy jobs. training new math and science teachers investing in our institutions of excellence pioneering new cyber security jobs and giving an old gm plant a jump start building electric mo
. sherrie johnson live with under on this purple friday. good morning, sherrie. >> reporter: good morning, jamie. i'm out here at rowland park. look, i met some friends. the ravens cheerleaders are out here with me kicking off purple fridays and the caravan that go as long with it. it starts this morning at 7:30 right here at miss shirley's in rowland park. now, michelle, tell knee about the idea and the goal behind the purple friday caravan. >> we want to get out there and interact with the fans, give away raffles for sign memorabilia. get everyone pumped and psyched for the game. >> reporter: listen, you guys have a busy schedule today. i was looking at the places you will be giving out autographed items. tell us what happens at the events. >> we get everybody pumped up. we're selling our calendar, and that's new. we're getting everybody excited for monday night's game. we stop all over, verizon wireless, m & t bank, and even a new stop at the zoo at 2:00. everybody head to the web site for our whole list of the lineup today and come out and support us. >> reporter: wow. why is that imp
of trash talking going on. let's go to sherrie johnson live this morning on this purple friday. sherrie? >> reporter: good morning, megan. it's that time again, time for purple fridays, and we are here in rowland park in front of miss shirley's where the purple friday caravan kicks off. po is here acting up as you can see. we're in for a good time. tell me about what we have in store with the caravan. >> well, we're going around to a bunch of locations. i believe it's 23 today. we go around baltimore, timonium, glenn bernie and the schedule is on baltimoreravens.com. we're giving away raffles and doing a lot of signed jerseyed and everything. >> reporter: why is purple friday so important? >> for us it is a good chance for to us interact with the fans. it's good to get the fans remembered up for monday night. >> reporter: lots of fun going on. soiree have autograph items. 's this year something new. you guys are visiting the something new. >> all right. thank so you much. so po, we're gonna win monday night, aren't we, po? [ laughter ] po says we are gonna win. >>> all right, ladies, e
bidder and this morning, sherrie johnson is live with what could be a vacant spot. sherrie. >> reporter: good morning, megan. this used to be the best hot spot here. take a look behind me here. we are talking about the towson commons and later today, we will know who it belongs to after it goes on the auction block. the towson commons development just south of the circle will be auctioned off to the highest bidder at 1:00 p.m. at the county courthouse steps. now most retail spots in the commons are now vacant. this used to be the hot spot in towson and county believes that best use for this space is a hotel or some type of mixed use development. the county set aside some money to help redevelop the commons. the county pledged to help if it agrees with the vision of the new owner. >> he has no information at all on the auction, who is going to bid and what their plans are going to be. we will be in conversation with the winner no matter who they are. >> reporter: that auction kicks off at 1:00 today. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >> today, a name changing ceremony will take place for th
for all religions. sherrie johnson has more on the local angle of all of this. sherrie. >> good morning, megan. it's a big controversial topic. the pastor says he will go forward with his plan to burn copies of the koran on saturday, the 9th anniversary of the september 11 attacks. the head of a baltimore islamic group says terri jones plan shows a disrespect for all religions. he says in his home, the koran is well respected. he worries that people in muslim countries might see images of the koran's burning and assume most americans agree with what terri jones plans to do. he hopes cooler heads will prevail across the world and in florida. political leaders criticized the plan, military leaders say it would put troops in more danger. >> i really can't ignore that he has a religious message and it's the message of hate. >> they would use them to inflame public opinion. >> now in addition to saturday being the anniversary of the september 11 attacks, friday is the last day of ramadon, one of the holiest days on the muslim calendar. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> thanks. we want you t
for their game to begin. the coach saved the day not once, but twice. sherrie johnson has the story. >> it's not something you see every day. a girl soccer coach apprehending suspects, that's exactly what happened yesterday afternoon. two men tried to rob a liquor store. it happened around 3:00 at the intersection of loch raven boulevard and northern parkway in northeast baltimore. a security officer fired shots when the men tried to rob the liquor store. right across the street, the mercy high school soccer team was getting ready for a game. coach doug pryer heard the shots and sprung into action by escorting his team into the school building and ran after the suspects, tackling one of them. >> i did what anybody else would have done. get the kids to safety, secure that area and just make it safe for the kids. >> well, thanks to that coach, one of the suspects was caught and arrested. police are still searching for the other man. in the studio, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> 6:31 right now. topping our look at news around the nation, disturbing cell phone video of a 2-year-old, a 2-year-
to be counted. >>> 6:03. sherrie johnson is live weather that race. >> it is one of the hottest race as round, and take a look at the screen here. this morning it is the closest primary race in decades for this office. right now about 94% of the precincts are reporting. kevin is leading with about 52% of the votes and joe has about 44% of the votes. kevin is a lawyer and joe is a farmer. both served four terms on the county council and both camps gave upbeat reports late into the night. >> we're waiting to get the official numbers and then we'll know. it is kind of nerve-racking waiting but there is nothing else you can do. >> things are looking good. our numbers are trending in the right direction. we're waiting. >>> now turnout was pretty low yesterday with about 15% to 20% voter turnout but in the meantime the winner from that race will go up against republican ken holt. >>> not much with the gubernatorial primaries. on the republican side, former governor ehrlich topping brian murphy who was endorsed by sarah palin. >> here es what the candidates had to say. >> look, these have been tough
-view mirror call police. abc2 news sherrie johnson tells us this could be the car police are looking for in a deadly hit-and-run. >> police are still looking for answers in this case and two little girls are left without a father after a fatal hit-and-run accident. it happened saturday about 7:00 p.m. in the 5200 block of erdman avenue in east baltimore. witnesses say a black mercedes hit 25-year-old gerard grant on his motorcycle. the driver of the mercedes immediately fled the scene. police don't believe this was a case of road rage. there is significant damage to the driver's side of the mercedes. >> to know that someone hit him and took off is devastating. to know that there are two little girls that no longer have a dad. it's crushing to me because i am a mom. >> reporter: police say they are looking for a black mercedes with major damage to the driver's side and the mirror is missing. anyone with information should call the accident investigation unit at 410-396-2609. in the studio, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> another motorcyclist is also dead and police believe alcohol may
the weekend on erdman avenue in east baltimore. there's a map of the area. sherrie johnson joins us in the studio with more on the police investigation. >> reporter: good morning. witnesses saw the body flip several times before hitting the ground. 25-year-old gerard grant leaves behind two young daughters. police say there's significant damage to the driver's side of the black mercedes. officers say it was not road rage. neighbors tried to perform cpr but grant later died at the hospital. >> i just want to say to whoever the person is that did this, i just need to you come forward. a dad is gone, a close friend of mine is gone. and he will be missed dearly. >> reporter: police say the black mercedes has significant damage on the driver's side and the mirror is missing. anyone with information is asked to call the accident investigation unit at 410-396-2609. in the studio, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> we have another motorcyclist dead after a crash in glen burnie. this happened at the intersection of solley and nabs creek roads before midnight saturday. according to authorities a
. sherrie johnson has the five common mistakes used by parents when trying to secure their children in cars. >> reporter: children are precious cargo when riding in< and suvs. it's important to get them to the destination safely. one way to make that happen is proper car seat. nearly nine lives have been saved by the proper use of child safety seats. here are five mistakes they use. extended harness use will be the best protection for your child. after that, you want to make sure you use the booster seat before the seat belt. the next step is installing your car seat. use the lower anchors or the seat belt but not both. always refer to the car seat manual and the vehicle owners manual. it will give you all kinds of information on not only where to install the seat, but how to install the seat. next shop for ease of use and fit to the vehicle. the best car seat is not the car seats that everybody else has. it's the car seat that you're going to be able to put into your vehicle and you're going to be able to put your child in safely with that seat. the last tip is don't be afraid to ask for
ballots for the best person to serve as baltimore county executive on the democratic side. sherrie johnson with the latest on the race for the executive seat. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it's not long now before primary voting starts one of the area's hottest races is the democratic primary for baltimore county executive. kevin caminetz rushed to his old stomping grounds in pikesville waving to drivers. his opponent, joe bartonfelder talked at a community meeting in woodlawn. he says he's focusing on his 28-year record of accomplishment. >> i like to get out to the community meetings because when i get here with these people i get energized and that keeps me going. >> actually concluding 16 years of council service and this was the area where i first was elected. so this is kind of coming home. >> reporter: we'll have live team coverage from both campaigns tonight at 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> former governor bob ehrlich has a big endorsement in his bid to regain the state's highest office. senator john mccain says he thinks ehrlich is "a fine gu
'm sherrie johnson, coming up: hear what the unemployed have to say about it. >>> also ahead: students now being attacked at robbed in college park. how to protect yourself. >>> some political ads may not be real. what to look out for so you don't have false information. >>> the. we have bieber fever and how it reached its breaking point last night. >>> 6:45 on a monday morning, labor day morning. i'm megan pringle with your abc2 news to go. >> i'm jamie costello. not talking about earl this weekend, the big story's about justin bieber. >> girls were swooning at the maryland state fair last night. people lined up for hours before they could get. in they were looking for the best spot in the house. let's check in with the weather first. here's lynette charles. >> the weather today will be gorgeous. let me show you as we go hour by hour, we're looking pretty good. starting you off this morning at 69 degrees. lots of sunshine will prevail today. by lunch time, 79. by the afternoon, around 3:00, 4:00, forecasting a high about 83 degrees with that temperature coming into the 60s as we go into t
a soccer field where students were playing a game. abc2 news sherrie johnson joins us live in the studio with more from that coach. >> reporter: it's not something you see everyday. a girl's soccer coach apprehending suspects. that's exactly what happened yesterday afternoon when two men tried to rob a liquor store. it happened at the intersection of loch raven boulevard and northern parkway in northeast baltimore. a security officer fired shots when the men tried to rob that liquor store. across the street, the soccer team was getting ready for a big game. a police officer heard the shots and sprung into action make sure his team was safe by taking them into the school building. he ran after the suspects, tackling one of them. >> i did what anybody else would have done. get the kids to safety and security that area and you know, just make it safe for the kids. >> thanks to that coach, one suspect was caught and arrested. police are still searching for the other man. in the studio, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> check this out, two hurricanes turning out in the atlantic, it's actually t
election day. >> kevin kaminetz and joseph bartenfelder square off. i'm sherrie johnson, i'll have more on what the candidates have to say. >> ray lewis lost a step? i don't think so. ray lewis is the best linebacker in football. no doubt about it. >> it was a w for the ravens in the meadowlands last night. >> before the jets lost some players had to say i'm sorry. why this reporter was so upset. >> 6:41. no apologize for this. we're minutes from sunrise. it's getting bright. we have a mix of sun, clouds and mostly clear weather expected but chilly 57 in baltimore. we'll have the warmer afternoon forecast and much more when we come back. >> we're actually looking pretty good through baltimore city, no issues on the jfx. however, we are getting reports of an accident northbound 95 at caton avenue. it's blocking some lanes and causing delays. we'll see how that will affect your commute when "good morning maryland" returns. in case of everyday emergencies, it's important to be prepared for dinner. that's why i've prepared my perdue perfect portions fresh chicken breasts. they're individual
is expected not to be final until 2012. reporting live from bwi marshall, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> it's 5:05. this is not in the mail. the internal revenue service reportedly will not be mailing out tax forms to us this year. that is because more than 5 million individuals -- 95 million individuals filed returns for 2009 on-line. that is up about six million from the previous year. the irs hopes to save $10 million a year. taxpayers can still get forms at irs.gov or through your local irs offices or at participating libraries and also post offices. >>> come friday, you'll have to go hands-free. >> a new cell phone law takes effect. what that means for drivers. >> there's a change in store for your ben & jerry's. what is being dropped from ice cream labels now. >> and let's check with mark jones to see how the trains and buses are moving. >> good morning. for the commute start you'll find on the buses the number 24 and number 40 both about 15 minutes late. the 35 bus working with a diversion at pratt and paca. and the number 5 diverted at eager and central for construction. light rail
through maryland and abc2 news sherrie johnson just left and they went south. she came back north to tell us more about their tour. g good morning, jamie. that's right. we caught up with the tour of duty this morning. they ran just past us headed wards washington, d.c. the first responders took to the road early august from california just to commemorate september 11 and those who lost their lives. you can see the video here. they had an escort which is great for safety. firefighters have come from all over the world. even as far as australia just to participate in this lune. the team hopes arrive in new york city on saturday for the 9th anniversary of the september 11 attack. the team is broken up into three groups. each group runs for six hours and then they recover for 12 hours and again, you can see the team, two of them running side by side on their way into dc and it's all in an effort to honor their fellow brothers and sisters who lost their lives on september 11. now it's important to note that the team is also raising money for a variety of charities as well. in the studio, sherr
it can be to find a job. sherrie johnson explains what some areas around us are dealing with. >> reporter: right now unemployment numbers are steady this year at 9.6%. this labor day weekend, the secretary of labor, hilda solis, made a stop in columbia to address unemployment numbers. she went on a ride along and thanked firefighters for their work in public safety. preventing job loss and getting people back to work is the secretary's agenda. betty griffith and debbie reid were both laid off last year. they say landing a job and trying to stay afloat is tough. >> if you're looking for help, there is a lot, it's just so many people are fighting over the same jobs. >> they just have to make more jobs available or either they need to teach people how to obtain these jobs. it's not the same as it used to be where you'd just send in a resume and somebody would contact you. you don't even hear from anybody. >> now both debbie and betty say being unemployed has led them to tap into some untouched skills. in the studio, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> today the college football season officially
about it. abc 2 news' sherrie johnson joins us live with more this morning. >> reporter: good morning, megan. that's right, some parents are fed up and they would like to see an addition built on here at hampton elementary school to get the students out of these trailers and into better classroom facilities here and to prevent that overcrowding. again, they say they thought construction was supposed to start but it hasn't. they are ready for that to begin. right now the elementary school is designed for 300 students. it opened last week with more than 500. the school has eight trailers outside. four on each side to help with the overcrowding. hampton's pta president said every fourth and fifth grader will be in a trailer. and parents say they are happy with their old building, they just want it to be bigger. county officials say countywide referendum is needed before funding for the addition can be approved. >> there's no construction starting because we didn't get the funding. parents were shocked. >> with an overcapacity in the towson area of well over 300 students, bcps and county
saturday by erdman avenue in east baltimore. abc2 news sherrie johnson joins us with more. >> reporter: police are still looking for answers in this case and two little girls are left without a father after a fatal hit-and-run accident. it happened saturday about 7:00 p.m. in the 5200 block of erdman avenue in east baltimore. witnesses say a black mercedes hit 25-year-old gerard grant on his motorcycle. the driver of the mercedes immediately fled the scene. police don't believe this is a case of road rage. there is significant damage to the driver's side of the mercedes and witnesses say it was tough to watch. >> i heard, like, a pop. then i seen the young man flying in the air with his motorcycle. three times he did. land on the ground. >> reporter: police say they are looking for a black mercedes with major damage to the driver's side and the mirror missing. anybody with information should call the accident investigation unit at 410-396-2609. in the studio, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> another motorcyclist dead after a crash. this one happened in glen burnie. it happened at the in
a job. sherrie johnson with a closer look at today's job market. >> as many people try to find work and join the workforce, this labor day weekend, secretary of labor hilda solis paid a visit to howard county to address unemployment numbers. nationwide, unemployment numbers are steady at 9.6%. secretary solis says there are more jobs out there. solis thanked firefighters for their work in public safety, preventing job loss and getting people back to work is the secretary's agenda. howard county falls well below the national unemployment number. solis says 90,000 jobs have been created over the past eight months, but congress still needs to be more supportive of small businesses. >> create jobs, tax breaks for small businesses, entrepreneurs who actually hire up people. the federal government doesn't hire up people, it's small businesses and those businesses that know that's the engine of growth. >> reporter: now coming up at 6:45, we'll hear from folks who are currently looking for jobs. in the studio, sherrie johnson, abel 2 news. >>> a toddler pulled from an anne arundel county po
're going anywhere, allow for plenty of time this morning. sherrie johnson has live team coverage this morning. >> reporter: we're here in towson off york road. look behind me, as you can see, the rain is steady falling right now. not much traffic right now, but it will pick up later this morning. you definitely want to give yourself plenty of time and watch your following distance. you also want to watch out for standing water on the roadways which can cause you to hydroplane. here in towson, we're not seeing flooding right now. that could change. we talked to the state highway administration a few moments ago, they're not reporting major problems on the roads just yet, but warn drivers to use caution this morning. here's a couple good tips they were telling me. watch out for downed trees and power lines so you can prevent swerving. be careful approaching stop lights, there could be outages there. you basically just want to come out of your comfort zone this morning and be aware of the weather and use extra caution and object the lookout for power outages, downed trees or power l
to oxford. >> and we'll get on a boat and take the ferry. from bellevue over to oxford. sherrie johnson will take us to the historic robert morris inn. >> reporter: from carrying horses and men in 1683 to cars and passenger hes hes in 2010, you are riding the oxford bellevue ferry. >> we have a great time meeting people from all over the world and providing transportation for commuters, for tourists and people who like to get out on the water. >> reporter: judy and her husband tom bought the ferry eight years ago. >> two engines, two propellers, two steering wheels. i turn around to use the other one behind me when i want to go the other direction. >> reporter: the ride lasts seven to ten minutes. >> sometimes we bring little people up into the wheel house and let them steer. >> reporter: look who's smiling in the kitchen. chef mark who owns the historic robert morris inn in oxford. >> we decided it was time for a move. >> reporter: he moved into america's oldest operating inn. how's business? >> surprisingly well, actually. >> reporter: robert morris was the money man behind the revol
bringing in good reads but big stars. and sherrie johnson has more on the festival. she is at mount vernon this morning. >> reporter: that's right, i'm here and in a few hours the festival kicks off. and i'm so excited. there will be so many different authors here. holly robinson-pete. sherry shephard will be here from "the view." i can interview her and can introduce her on saturday night. they they have 8 stages. the festival promotes reading honors the printed word and showcases authors and publishers. there will be 200 caughtor apierces, book signings. sellers. panel discussions. now the other authors include nora o'donnell. that's to name a few. >> i try to work to raise a child who loves books and reading, i'm excited about my daughter coming here this weekend. i grew up in the library and these this is an easy way to spark it. >> and that talking there about the festival. and this is free and open. >>> another event the virgin mobile free fest was to take place. and mia and joan jet are among those to perform. the festival has three stages and the first band plays at noon. we want
holt, republican ken holt coming up. sherrie johnson abc news. >> the show is on. former governor ehrlich topping brian murphy who was endorsed by palin. o'malley winning easily over jaffee. >> the people spoke and believe me in seven weeks they speak very loud in the state of maryland. >> we'll see a november 2nd rematch of the 2006 maryland governor's race. >> primary day is in the books and the votes have been cast but was drastically low. the turnout was really a surprise at the polls. far fewer voters casted their ballots. >> now, the forecast certified most accurate by weather rate and maryland's most powerful radar. >>> good morning. 5:50 on the clock right now. ever i had ten minutes to talk about the tropics it still would not be enough time. we have some more incredible pictures to show you in the next half-hour. hurricane julia off to category 4 strength. we're effort range of the top 20 to 15% of storms receiving category 4. this is the fourth storm this year that has made that status. no threat to land. we're going to look at hurricane igor, winds down to 145. categor
. the beltway backs up on any day with sun. here's sherrie johnson bracing us all for bad traffic this morning. >> reporter: we're here in towson along york road. if you're heading out today, allow yourself plenty of time. you definitely don't want to be in a hurry with the rain coming down. give yourself plenty of following distance. traffic is starting to back up a little bit here. watch out for standing water on the roadways, could cause you to hydroplane. here in towson, we're not seeing flooding just yet. the state highway administration, we talked to folks on the phone, they're warning drivers to use extra caution this morning. watch out for downed trees and power lines. you don't want to have to swerve to miss something in the road. use extra caution. be careful approaching stop lights. there could be outages in the area. you just want to be aware of your surroundings, step out of your comfort zone this morning, because you're not going to have your normal driving routine this morning. slow it down, use extra caution. reporting live in towson, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> nobody cove
and airtran would battle it out. we got it down to $59 but now what? abc2 news sherrie johnson live at the airport. could the airfare war be over? let's find out. >> reporter: good morning. that's right. some big news out of bwi marshall international airport. two major airlines plan to merge. that's right. southwest plans to buy airtran for a reported $1.4 billion. and bwi marshall is the airline's largest east coast hub. the two carriers serve 70% of the passengers flying in and out of bwi marshall. the deal will move southwest into 37 new cities. and with the competition of airtran now gone some passengers fear that the fares will eventually go up. >> we like southwest because they don't charge for bags. we usually also fly airtran because of the price. >> it was my first thought when i heard of the merger. we're losing a competitor. i'm concerned about rates. >> reporter: we are told that this deal will not be finalized until 2012. reporting live at bwi marshall, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> we want to know what you think. the story is posted on facebook. leave your comments
the bright colors and want to look good for all their peers. abc2 news sherrie johnson hits the stores to find the top five fashion tips for teens and tweens. >> reporter: here at cohen clotheiers in cockeysville it's about looking good for teens and 'tweens, that is 9 to 14, this family-owned store has been in business for 100 years. you'll find parents and children searching for the perfect outfit. pat cohen is the coowner of the store and offers five fashion tips for the fall. >> this is roxy. this is a roxy skirt with the layers, which is popular. should probably wear this with black leggings and little knit jacket. a lot of bright colors we have this year too. this is the rockets and rock dolls, a new brand for us. for the fall. we're doing really well with it. the longer flowy top. again, with the leggings or skinny jeans. girls like the scarves to accessorize. again for us this year, the frye boots, we're just starting to get them in, the cowboy boots, they are a big thing this year, too. the jeans, with the -- all the worn-out look. this can be accessorized with the ravens colo
up to educate parents on better securing your children. in our "take 5" series, sherrie johnson looks at five ways to secure your 2 to 4-year-old. >> reporter: 4-year-old andrew roger and his mom are off to run some errands. first, we must make sure he's secure in his safety seat. nearly 9,000 lives have been saved from 1975 to 2008 by the proper use of child safety seats. during national passenger safety week aaa mid-atlantic is reminding parents and caregivers to make sure children are secured properly in the correct seats every trip, every time. myra lehman is the traffickest manager for aaa. five tips. >> tip number one is, when you're restraining your toddler you want to make sure that the seat itself is tight and to check for that you want to pull right here. near the belt path. no more than one inch of movement. and make sure that the harness is there strap is tight. if you can pinch the harness strap that is way too loose. and it's time to tighten it up. if you used your seat rear-facing and going to turn it forward-facing, it's important to remember that the seat cannot be in
another discount carrier so what does this mean for you? will it be cheaper when you fly? sherrie johnson is live at bwi marshall with more. >> reporter: good morning. a merger between two major airline carriers known for deep discounts has some passengers a little worried about increased fares. southwest airlines plans to buy airtran for a reported $1.4 billion. bwi marshall is the airline's largest east coast hub and the two carriers serve 70% of the passengers flying in and out of bwi marshall. the deal will move southwest into 37 new cities. and with the competition of airtran gone some passengers fear the fares will eventually go up. >> local travelers in this region will gain further access to the southwest system. the airline indicates that it plans to continue its growth across the nation. >> i thought it was good at first but now i'm worried about the competition because in might drive up the -- now because it might drive up the prices. >> reporter: the deal won't be final until 2012. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >> what do you think? the story is on facebook. you can leave your c
to the inner harbor and check in with sherrie johnson. find out what that puffin is all about. for now, we want to hear about health news. the massachusetts department of health released a study that shows more than 1/3 of students are either overweight or classified as obese. the study looked at 110 students in the first, fourth, seventh, and tenth grade. nearly 17% of those students were overweight, the others are obese. >>> other health news this morning, when getting pregnant doesn't happen naturally, it can be hard. many couples turn to ivf to have a baby. abc2 news, linda so tells us how it helps one couple overcome infertility. >> there's never a dull moment with twins. these two-year-olds are into everything. >> life has never been the safe. >> life wasn't always this way for rebecca. it took a while for her to get pregnant. >> i had a feeling was off. i didn't know what it was. >> after trying for a while, rebecca and her husband knew it was time to see a doctor. rebecca was diagnosed with unexplained infertility. >> you don't know exactly what is wrong, so you don't exactly know
in baltimore are speaking out about this. sherrie johnson joins us in the studio with more sherry. >> that outraged muslim, nonmuslims, liberals, and conservatives worldwide. general david patraeus who leads u.s. troops in afghanistan said the koran burns would put those troops in more danger. the head of a local islamic group says terri jones plan shows a misunderstanding of his religion and a disrespect for all religions. >> it doesn't matter whether he does the burning on saturday or not. what matters is his message, what he stands for, and all of the people around him that support him. >> now in addition to saturday being the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, friday is the last day of it romadon. >>> we want you to weigh in on this issue. what do you think the reprecushions will be if the minister goes along with this plan? head to our facebook fan page and leave your comments. arthur wrote in overnight, the president should step in and intercede with this proceeding. he is putting countless lives at stake. >> he is the personification of hate over shadowing love, respect,
, oxford in talbott county. sherrie johnson is there this morning and she's on the go. sherrie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, jamie and megan. i've got to tell you it is excellent down here. it's so relaxing, calm and quiet. i stepped outside a minute ago. we are here at the historic robert morris inn. she is a server up with me bright and early at the crack of dawn here. tell me about this room that we're in. >> this is a fine dining room. this is where you would come to just have a nice, relaxing dinner. this is supper from the tavern room. this is from the member but it's just as wonderful. >> this is owned by chef mark. tell me about it. >> it's the oldest inn in ox from 1710. it is actually the home of robert morris, the financier of the revolution. so this place has a lot of history. this specific room is built in the '70s. tavern is built in the '60s. the rest of the inn is 300 years old. >> reporter: wow. we'll have so much more coming up on "good morning, maryland" at 9:00. and we'll have more for you then. back to you. >>> live on the beach at 18th street
swatter out. sherrie johnson is live at the memorial building downtown as we figure out a way not to get bugs. >> reporter: baltimore city health officials will hold a meeting in downtown baltimore. the focus is try to figure out how to battle against those pesky bedbugs. health officials will be on hand today to answer questions from the public, answer any concerns they may have against the bedbugs, the blood sucking critters known as bedbugs turned up in the library. a worker checking in returned books, found bedbugs in a pair of children's books. the county hired exterminators and in howard county, a couple filed a $500,000 lawsuit over a bedbug infestation in an ellicot city apartment. the couple was forced to move out of their apartment and throw away most of their possessions. they said their apartment was never properly treated for bedbugs. as you can see, they are popping up all over the place. baltimore city health officials want to figure out a way to fight against them. that meeting kicks off today at noon at the war memorial building. >>> four minutes after 5:00. landlords ha
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